Why is Inflammation so Dangerous
In truth it’s not. Short term inflammation is simply part of the body’s natural healing process. For example, if you get a sinus infection your nose fills up with snot.
Well, the snot is actually your body’s way of trapping the bacteria and holding it in place until your white blood cells arrive on the scene and kill off the bacteria.
The problem is in chronic inflammation your white blood cells might always be arriving to the scene and that can be down right dangerous. In the below video I explain why that is and why it can be linked to various autoimmune diseases.
Ultimately chronic inflammation can be connected to almost every health problem.
Health Problems Potentially Linked to Inflammation:
- Autoimmune disease
- Hashimotto’s thyroiditis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Adrenal fatigue
- Weight gain
Inflammation Can Chronically Increase Cortisol
There are many reasons why having chronically increased cortisol is a problem. The first reason why this is problematic is cortisol interferes with the production of TSH. TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is made by your pituitary gland and it stimulates the thyroid gland into making its natural hormone T4.
If you can’t make enough T4 you will eventually develop hypothyroidism. Cortisol also interferes with the conversion between T4 to T3. This is an issue because T4 is not really active in the body the most active form of thyroid hormone is T3.
In addition to that, cortisol can also destroy the hippocampus in your brain which can make you more irritable and short-fused.
Excess cortisol can also raise your blood sugar and lead you towards insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Cortisol may also cause you to lose muscle tissue, as well as, store belly fat and prevent you from getting quality sleep.
Foods That May Reduce Inflammation
- Cruciferous vegetables
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Hemp seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Reduce your intake of animal proteins.
Ultimately you have to find the root cause of why your body is holding onto inflammation or still has the weight or health problem it has.
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